Thought this was interesting, they just created a job posting for All-Stars Lead Designer. Perhaps it'll be a AAA game right off the bat, rather than running through SC2? Seems like they're pushing to make it a legitimate product more and more as time passes... Could also be the reason why we haven't heard anything in so long, ;).
Whoa, that job position appeared just yesterday? Probably decided to have a second lead designer.
It looks like they're building a product that will provide enough motivation for people to download starters edition. Something to draw folks into sc2 environment, something so good that it can compete with other mobas.. which is cool.
Browder is a Game Director/Lead Designer. I think he is above a typical Lead Designer. I think All-Stars is getting more attention overall, and Browder already has so many projects to oversee (WoS balance, HotS features & balance, plans for LotV) so they are looking for an additional leader for AS.
If they do it right then even a Starters Edition will not be required to play AS. It would just be a nuisance to get.
I'm assuming it to be a AAA flop, Blizzard isn't going to out-model what HoN and LoL has already done... Don't even know why they are still trying... New skins don't make new gameplay, Blizzard of all corporations should know this by now. I'm assuming they realized their error so far ergo trying to bring one of these HoN or LoL people over to Blizz. It's all a ploy by the think tank... I won't be fooled again.
I'm mostly concerend that they are limiting themselves with their existing IP. From what I have seen and heard so far most of the content will be already existing content like heroes and estethics. My rough analysis of the game-market right now is that people are a bit tired of the established IP:s. People want fresh stuff. On the console market you have the new iterations coming on soonish. Not so much stuff going in on the PC department....